Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Free stuff for voting

Turns out that a lot of places want people to vote-- so much so that they're willing to give out free products. Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Ben & Jerry's are highlighted in the article. Does anyone know of anywhere else?

Control for factors across all fifty states, then find the marginal impact of free goods on voting rates? Presumably the country is not blanketed evenly by all three companies. Even Starbucks. Though they have closed some stores recently. [pdf list here]


rolub said...

Now I feel like I missed out by voting absentee.

Unintended consequence? Freeloaders vote in person next time to receive free stuff, discouraging other in-person voters from waiting in line.

Anonymous said...

You gotta love this! I actually saw quite a number of stores with similar offers around town! Very cool.

rolub said...

hannah must have taken Starbucks up on their offer.

Claudia R. Williamson said...

ChicfilA was giving out free stuff. If I would have know, between a chicken sandwich and a Starbucks, I might have voted.